US 1437822 A
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F. A. SEYMOUR.
PROTECTOR FOR BRUSHES.
APPLICATION FILED MAR. 26, 1921.
Patented Dec. 5, 1922.
Patented Dec. 5, 1%32.
t me I FRANK A. sermons, on MADELIA, ilriimnsora.
Pno'rnoron iron BRUSHES.
Application filed March 26,1821. Serial Ito. 455,878.
T 0 all whom it may co n ce 2%:
Be 1t known that I, FRANK A. SEYMOUR, a
citizen of the United States,resid ing Madelia in the county of lVatonwan and State of Minnesota, have invented certain new and useful Improvem nts in Protectors for Brushes, of which the following is a speciiication, reference being hadto the accompanying drawings. l
The invention has for its purpose the pro.- vision of an improved protector for brushes ingeneral, paint brushes in particular, the aim being toprovide a protector, for bolding the bristles together and in shape, particularly after the brush has been cleaned of the paint.
Very often after cleaning a brush of paint, and the brlstles are allowed to dry, they tend to spread, so'that when the brush is again used, certain of the bristles proiect from the body of the bristles, thereby tending to apply the paint irregularly, especially when it is desired to apply acertain color of paint adjacent to another color of paint. In fact inapplying one color of paint adjacent another color which may be dried or wet, the. bristles have. been allowed to improperly spread, or. extend beyond the body of the bristles, the paint previously applied may become smeared or covered with another color of paint, therefore it is an essentialpurpose to avoid this. by providing a. pro tector to hold the bristles together, while they are drying, namely after they are cleaned of the paint.
Still another purpose consists in the provision of a protector or holder for the paint brush'comprising a mesh work body for the reception of'the bristle portion of the brush. and a part of the body or wood portion of the brush, there being a mesh work cover, in combination with means passin through the handle of the brush, and conne-tino projections of the body and the cover of the holder or protector, in order to hold the brush in. position in the holder. with the bristles in compact form.
It is a further purpo e to provide a protector or holder which is slightly tapered. in order to insure holding the bristles in proper form.
While the desien and construction at present illustrated and set forth is deemed prefg erable, it is obvious that as a result of a re duction of the invention to a more practical form for commercial purposes, the invention may be susceptible of changes, and the right to these changes is claimed, provided they are comprehended within the scope of what is claimed.
Theinvention comprises further features and combinationof parts, as will be hereinafter set forth, shown in the drawings and claimed.
In the drawings I q l i i igure 1'. is a view in pers aective showing theimproved protector orholder as applied to a brush, though it is obvious that a holder.
beconstructed forany other character of brush. I lTigure 2 is a sectional/view online 2--2 of Figure. 1, showing how the protector sec tions are hingedly united, andhow the protector is connected to the handle of. the brushdetachably.
Figure 3 is a plan view of the brush showinc; the two sections thereof opened.
Figure lis a crosssectional view on line 4l4 of Figure 1. 1 i
Referring more especially to the/drawings, l. designates the body section' of. the protector or holder, and 2 the closure or coversection of the protector or holder. These sections are constructed .fromwire mesh or fabric, preferably of the gauge disof wire fabric maybe employed. The body section is flanged'onthree of its sides, there being; a sheet metal binding l clampedto the margin of the flange 8. which extends aboutthe three sides of thebody section. The body and cover sections of the protector are correspondingly tapered viewing the protector in plan and side elevation, and
- extending about the margin of the cover.
section on three of its edge portions is a sheet metal binding 5. The bindings on both sections are bent upon themselves, therefore are U-shaped in cross sectiorn to hold and protect the wire fabric. The bindings onthe smaller ends of the two sections have alternate cut away portions .6, thereby causing to be formed alternateproiecting sleeves 7, which engage the corresponding alternate cut away portions. therebeing a hinge pin 8 extending axially through the sleeves,
thereby hingedlyconnectiug the body and cover sections. A projection 9 is carried by the body section. andextends in a direc tion parallel with the brush. This projection is composed from single sheet metal bent upon itself as at handle 10 of the paint closed, though it is obvious that any gauge F p the cover section, there being a latch 11, and. for substantially half its length the metal on its bent portion is out, thereby causing to be formed two projecting arms 12, whichstraddle the wire fabric or. mesh work. These arms are riveted at 13 to the mesh work, and soldered or otherwise connected at l lto the edge of the mesh work. A lateral pin 15 is carried by-the projection, and when the holder or protector is applied to the brush, the lateral pin engages through a transverse opening 16 in the handie of the brush This lateral pin 15 is provided with a series or" notches 17, and designed to engage through an opening 18 in a projection 19, which is carried by 20 to engage any one of the notches in the pin to hold the body section and cover section in engagement with the brush. The latch '20 is pivoted on the projection 19, and its end edge, which eds arc'uate in contour, engages any one of the notches. The latch is pro vided with a flange 21 to engage the edge of the projection 19, to limit the movement of the latch when engaging the notches. The latch is also provided with an upwardly projecting flange 22 on its opposite edge, to be engaged by the thumb or finger, for moving the flange out of engagement with the notches. The projection 19 is composed from a singlesheet metal bent longitudinally upon itself as at 23, there being arms 24 (caused to be formed by cutting the sheet metal wh'ereit is 'bent for substantially half the length '01 the projection) straddling the cover section, and riveted and "soldered to the cover section as at 25 and 26'.
It is obvious that a holder or protector of this character may be constructed for any character of brush-,and furthermore the two sections may he constructed of any suitable wire fabric or mesh work. or of any other suitable material.
The invention having been set forth, what is claimed as being useful is:
1. In a protector 'or holder for brushes,
the combination with a body section having a marginal flange on three of its edges, a
cover section hingedly connected to the body section, a pair of projections carried by the body and cover sections and adapted to be disposed in parallelism when the protector is applied to the brush, and means carried by one projection and passing through the handle of the brush and being detachably connected to the otherproj ection for holding the brush in the protector.
The combination with a body section, ot a cover section hingedly connected thereto, projections carried by the two sections and adapted to assume parallel positions when the sections are applied to a brush, a pin carried by the projection on theboc y section and engaging through the handle of the brush and provided with a series of notches, the projection of the cover section having an opening to receive said pin, and a latch pivotally mounted on the projection ot the cover section to engage any one or" the notches ot' the pin, to hold the two projections clamped to the opposite edges of t is handle'ot the brush. 3. The combination with a body section, of cover section hingedly connected thereto, projections carried by the two sections and adapted to assume parallel positions when the sections are applied to a brush, a pin carried by the projection on the body section and engaging through the handle of the brush and provided with a series of notches the projection of the 'cover section having an opening to receive said pin, and
a latch pivotally mounted on the projection of the cover section to engage any one of the notches of the pin, to hold the two projections clamped to the opposite edges of the handle of the brush, said latch having a flange engageable with one edge of the projection on which the latch is mounted, to limit the latch in its engagen'ient with the pin, and a flange on the opposite edge of the latch to be engaged by the finger and thumb vtor moving the latch.
In testimony whereof I hereunto allix singnature.
FRANK A. SEYMOUR.